Komikero Komiks Museum Online

May 24, 2018

Hello,

I just want to help Sir Gerry Alanguilan let other people know, be aware and learn about how rich the history of Philippine comics is and how it’s a part of Philippine culture so I’m writing this blog post, most especially to the younger Filipinos out there. I honestly don’t know much about this (about Filipino comic book artists back in the dinosaur age) but you can read more information about the history of Philippine comic book artists (short biography of them and lists of their comic book works) on Sir Gerry’s Komikero Komiks Museum website. Although, for now it’s still under construction but he’s gradually uploading content.

I got the photo below from a Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pinoyretropage/

It’s a magazine and comics stand in the Philippines circa 1953.

There might still be some dinosaurs lurking behind the magazine and comics stand during that time on the photo above.

In the late 80s to early 90s, during my elementary/grade school days, I used to buy a lot of local comics like Pilipino Funny Komiks, Bata Batuta and other comics similar to those I’ve mentioned. I did a bit of browsing here on the Internet before making this blog post and I read that the earliest publications of comics in the Philippines dates back to as early as 1920s. It’s also sad that I don’t know much about these old guys who make comic books. Most of them are now probably dead or are now really old. I might’ve probably bought some of their work before but I just don’t know them or I didn’t try to remember their names as I was still a kid back then.

There was Sir Larry Alcala (for sure he’s included on Sir Gerry’s website, I just don’t know when will he put up his work on that website) that I remember because when I was in grade school, we were required to subscribe to a Magazine entitled, Pambata Magazine and on the very back of the page of each issue you can find Sir Larry Alcala’s comic, “Mga Salawikain ni Lolo Brigido” or in English, “Grandpa Brigido’s Proverbs/Wise Old Sayings”. Whenever I get my hands on that magazine, I’d read it first before the interior pages.

For me, I think comics encourages kids to learn how to read and write and be literate. It also ignites and inspires the reader to become future comic book writers and artists in their own right like myself if you want to follow the comic book creators’ footsteps. At least that’s what it did to me, which I consider my crowning glory.

Let’s thank Sir Gerry Alanguilan for putting up a website like this. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin

“Silly Persons” Graphic Novel Printed by Creative Trio Design

March 22, 2018

Hey there,

Look what I have here! πŸ˜€

I just got the first batch of my graphic novel, “Silly Persons” printed. I self-published it. This is just like a “test print” as I will print another batch before Indieket in August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon in November this year. I’m just trying out Sir Reno Maniquis’ printing services, and so far, I really like the outcome of their printing. Although there was one copy where I had to remove the staple and rearrange the pages again before stapling it back again. And there is also another page where the printing on that page kind of reflected on the succeeding page so it got a mark or like a stain on the page. You can see the second photo I posted above to see what I mean. Other than that, it’s all good. I asked them to print the cover page on a smooth and a bit shiny quality board and for the interior pages, on a standard quality paper. I’m going to give away those business cards on comic events and I’ve also inserted each of them on a self-adhesive vinyl pockets. Everything that they printed looks great and to my comics-people friends, I highly recommend them. Their printing services rates are very affordable and you can even just send your digital files to them, talk about the details of the printing services you want on email and once everything’s clear, they will print your comics and send them to you via a courier if you want. They even made sure the printed comics won’t have any damages on the courier during transit as they placed my comics on a box so it’ll protect the pages inside. Check out their Facebook page:
Creative Trio Design
And here are some links of Sir Reno’s work. Check it out:
https://capsulezone.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maskaradokomiks/
I’ve also bought some of his work last 2015 and last year. I’m not sure, but I think Sir Reno has syndicated comics published by a newspaper here in Manila and he also has published work in Canada.

I won’t be able to attend Summer Komikon this coming April as a comic artist so if you guys want to grab a copy of Silly Persons in printed form and support me, please wait until the comic events I’ve already wrote above on this blog post. I don’t think so highly of myself but I just wanted to say this to all the readers of my comics, if you guys meet me on comic events, please don’t take a photo or video of me as I am more comfortable behind the camera, not in front of the camera. πŸ˜€

I’ll also make another comic book before August and I’ll ask Sir Reno to print them again so I’ll be selling two comic books on those events. If you want to reserve a copy of “Silly Persons”, just e-mail me. You can find my e-mail addresses on my websites.

Cheers to everyone who follows my work.

Your friend,
Vin

“Silly Persons” – Published Online (Feb 18, 2018)

Hello,

I’ve finally made my very first crappy graphic novel, “Silly Persons”. You can read it now at: www.killerkamotekomiks.com

The story is a bit dramatic at some parts but I hope anyone who reads it gets some sort of laughter from it. I’ll post updates and keep you guys posted for more info on my next graphic novel, soon. I’m going to take a break making comics for a few weeks or so. I’m also not yet that sure if I’m going to self-publish this together with the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year, in printed form and sell it at Komikon Indieket this August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon this November or to any other comic events this year, but those three events are what’s on the top my mind where I want to sell my comics. Let’s just see what happens. That’s it for now. πŸ™‚

Cheers to everyone reading this.

Your friend,
Vin

“Silly Persons” Front and Back Cover, Variant Cover Page and Interior Page Previews

UPDATE: February 5, 2018
Hello,

Today is Monday, February 5, 2018. I’ve finally penciled this much pages of my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. You can see the photo I took below. Pencils completed. Come Wednesday, I’ll start inking all of them. πŸ˜€

UPDATE: January 28, 2018
Hi,

I don’t know when I’ll be able to finish my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. I still have 15+ pages to pencil and then after that I still need to ink all those pages. Today is Sunday and I’ve decided to make a cover page variant of “Silly Persons”. You can see it below.

UPDATE: January 17, 2018
Hello,

Just an update to the people who follows my comics, so far, I’ve still only penciled 19 pages out of 50+ pages of “Silly Persons” and I think I’m getting a bit stressed as I only work a couple of hours each day I work on this. I need to work faster. After all the penciling, I still need to ink it. Although, I enjoy making comics and I just shrug off all the stress from it because I love what I am doing and I am really excited to finish this so I can finally start making the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year. My goal for this graphic novel is to make people laugh. It’s just like a popcorn-movie that everyone can enjoy, that, I hope so. That is my motivation to make better comics, so that I can spread laughter even for a brief moment on other people’s lives who reads my comics. If you laughed at the cover page of “Silly Persons”, you can see it below this post -my illustration of an old guy who’s thumb-sucking another person’s thumb, I think, I can say that you’ll laugh again as you read the whole story and really enjoy this graphic novel once I get this done. My next graphic novel will have a more serious tone into it, but of course, I’ll still inject the usual silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks way. πŸ˜€

UPDATE: January 12, 2018
Hi,

This is going to be the last penciled page previews I’m going to post. The succeeding page previews will be inked pages. There’s a total of fifty-one pages excluding the cover page and the credits for this graphic novel. Previews for today, pages ten and eleven:

UPDATE: January 10, 2018

Hiya,

I’ve finally started penciling “Silly Persons” today and I’ve penciled five pages. I know they look so cheesy, but, “Silly Persons” falls on the romantic comedy genre. It’s also about a boy and a girl who wants nothing but to be silly persons when they grow up. I know these illustrations would look much better once I’ve inked them. I also erased the rough sketches on these pages and made my pencils tight so it’d be easy for me to ink it. Penciled comic pages previews below. I’ll post some more previews in the future as I make them but I won’t post a lot so it’d be a surprise when you guys read it. Pages one, three and five and you can also see the cover page below:


Posted: January 7, 2018

Hi guys,

The image above is the front and back cover of my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. The comic book spine is just plain white because I don’t think I can put the title and my name on a width of four (4) millimeters. I can, but I don’t think people will be able read it. The total page count will be less than 60 pages. I will pin this blog post on top of my blog posts until I am done making this graphic novel and I will also post a few pages of penciled and inked page previews on this particular blog post as soon as I get something done. I really want to finish this as soon as possible, I just have family matters that I need to attend to, so hopefully by Tuesday next week, I can finally start penciling the pages. I already have some notions to work on for the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year and I want to start to write and develop the storyline for it. I’m going to print and self-publish “Silly Persons” and the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year and sell it online. I hope you guys would support me, I hope you’d grab a copy. You just have to pay for the actual graphic novel and shipping fees but don’t worry though, I will still post this on killerkamotekomiks.com, free for everyone to read. πŸ˜€ From now on, I think I am going to draw this way or like how I drew the past issue of Killer Kamote Komiks, “Art of Silliness”. If you’d look back to my past work, you can see that most of my illustrations don’t look that good, except, “Tabon Kid”. When I draw like my past work, it takes me a fairly quick time. If I’m going to draw like I’ve drawn on the cover page of “Silly Persons”, “Art of Silliness” and “Tabon Kid”, it’d take me a bit more time. πŸ˜€

Thank you for reading.

Well wishes for everyone reading this.

Your friend,
Vin

Killer Kamote Kartoons Intro Logo Animation

January 10, 2018

Hi,

I just wanted to post this here as well. In the last quarter of 2017, I was planning of putting up another website of mine named, www.killerkamotekartoons.com where I could put my animations. Basically, it still the has the same concept like www.killerkamotekomiks.com instead of posting comics every month or so, I’ll create short animations instead. The only problem is each webisode will really take some time for me to do as you know making drawings move takes a lot of time. The same goes for 3D, the process of producing a 3D animation is not that easy to do. Perhaps someday I can do this. πŸ˜€

This is just a very simple and short animation intro that I made and was hoping to put before the title scene and the actual cartoon episode. Crank the volume up as there’s a sound clip on this short video.

Cheers,
Vin